Peer Employment Specialist

Job Number: 18-375-10563 

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. 

Description: The primary responsibility of the Peer Specialist is to assist clients affected by mental and physical health and/or substance use concerns achieve their desired life outcomes.  The PS provides all services in a person-centered, trauma-informed care, and culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.  The PS acts as a model of recovery by sharing their lived experience to bring hope and engages clients by providing education, advocacy, and/or outreach.  The PS is advanced in their recovery and is willing and able to share their recovery story in a positive, motivational manner.  For some units, the PS position is reserved for individuals who have at least one cumulative year of receiving mental health services.

The PS may provide individual or group services.  Services provided may include training in recovery strategies, self-help, and self-advocacy, accessing healthcare services and community resources, or any other supervisor-approved topic.  The PS works collaboratively with a treatment team to support each client's whole health and recovery goals.  The PS performs their job duties in the community and/or clinic.  At least one cumulative year of receiving mental health community services for some units preferred. One year of direct client care or customer service experience preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish or Vietnamese preferred. Completion of Wellness Recovery Action Planning, NAMI Peer to Peer, and other nationally recognize recovery-based trainings preferred.

Reasonably regular, predictable attendance is considered to be an essential requirement for this position. Other duties may be assigned. May require a flexible work schedule.  

License(s)Current and valid Texas driver's license and a clean driving record required. Peer certification preferred.

Hours:  Part-Time (20 hours per week), Monday-Friday.

Salary: $14.78 an hour.

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)

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